February 7, 2013
When I left my casita yesterday morning I had intended to come home after work, cook dinner and go to bed early.
I’m happy to report that by lunch time my plans had changed. I was invited by my friend Hugo (who recently stepped into the role of Luther) to go see Boxcar Theatre‘s current production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
I jumped at the chance.
And I’m so glad I did.
I left the theatre elated. And while I love the movie version of Hedwig, the immediacy of having performers slide down a fireman / stripper pole to dance on your table and the stirring vocals vibrating through the air was so emotionally satisfying. Several times I found myself wiping tears from my eyes.
So if you are here in the Bay Area I’m telling you now: Do not miss this show.
Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Go straight to Boxcar’s website and get yourself a ticket and bring your friends for an evening of fantastic theatre.
After the show I joined Hugo and other members of the cast and crew at a near by bar for one drink before hopping on the back of a motorcycle to head home. Pulling off the helmet all my hair was tangled at the ends by the wind. And I went inside my casita, happy as a clam and running my fingers through the ends of my hair.